Magic Teapot and Glynfest presents...@Shakespeares Head,
smallgang+FU w/ Echolocation
Leicester LE1 5SH
0116 262 4378
25th June -
smallgang+FU + Guests
Adelphi Club, 89 De Grey Street
Hull, UK HU5 2RU
26th June -
Head of Steam venue
smallgang+FU w/ Pale Man Made,
Trev Gibb with djing from Bill Popklubb.
2 Neville Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
UK NE1 5EN
27th June -
'Raft Presents' @ Henry's Cellar Bar
smallgang+FU w/ special guests
pay on the door
8-16A Morrison Street
Edinburgh, UK EH8 8BJ
28th June -
'Cry Parrot' @ Nice 'n' Sleazy
smallgang+FU w/ Skeleton Bob +Guests
421 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3LG
29th June - TBA
30th June -
'Ballast' presents @ Fuel Cafe
smallgang+FU w/Monster Island
Manchester, UK M20 3BW
2nd July -
Put It On Promotions @ The Hope
smallgang+FU w/Time Brings Age + The Boy From Space
11 Queens Road
Brighton BN1 3WA
01273 325 793
Damnably & Default This @ The Brixton Windmill
2 Stage + 14 act Goodfest all-dayer @ Brixton Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ
£6 advance @ http://www.wegottickets.com/event/118386
Damnably Seaside Awayday @ The Railway Hotel, Southend On Sea.
(opposite southend central train station)
smallgang+FU+Russell and the wolf Choir
The Railway Hotel
Essex, SS1 1AJ
FREE Entry 8pm til 1am
smallgang/FU/Russell & The Wolf Choir + Damnably DJ's
'Trespasses' album released on Damnably May 16th
w/ Press Hermana PR
smallgang formed through kinship and bookshops. Comprising of Anglo-Japanese brothers Simon and Toshi Kobayashi on joint vocals and guitars, plus Matt and Ruth Atkins on drums and bass respectively. Simon, Ruth and Matt worked together at the now defunct Border’s book store on Oxford Street and the band blossomed out of this friendship. Toshi and Simon have been playing together since Toshi was 19 and Simon 14, cultivating a sort of sibling rivalry that has manifested into the bands’ signature duelling guitar solos. Four very well-read individuals then, whose love of music and literature fans the flames of their astute and aphotic pop.
Geisering uber-poppy, intelligent post-punk, that meshes the best bits of Joy Division, Smog and Dinosaur Jr., they have supported the likes of Dick Dale, Shonen Knife, Chris Brokaw and Geoff Farina, and have a new album out on Damnably this year.
Radio play from
BBC 6music - Gideon Coe/ Lauren Laverne/Tom Robinson
XFM - X-Posure with John Kennedy
BBC Tees – Bob Fischer
Leith FM - Art School Dancing with Ally Gourlay
Gideon Coe: “rather good”
Artrocker: “deceptively deadpan songs often mutate into noisy but controlled thrashing. (Cockpit) is a particularly fine tune.”
Ally Gourlay (Leith FM): “smallgang are brilliant”
God Is In The TV: “certain clockwork precision, howls of guitar noise over angular melodies, with two vocalists lending either an arch-Neil Hannon vibe on songs like Cockpit or a touch of Ian Curtis on others. “
George plays Guitar and Rama drums. Rama is from East Seoul, Korea and played in Slowcore bands and supported Steve Malkmus. George is from East London and played bass in Lazarus Clamp from 99-2003 and toured with Giant Sand, Laura Cantrell, Mice Parade, Herman Dune and at SXSW in 2001.
Former Utopia began in 2006 when George and Rama met at the first UK Silver Jews gig. Since then they gigged with many of their favourite bands including: Shonen Knife, Moon Mama (Afrirampo), Chris Brokaw, Thalia Zedek Band, PW Long, Julie Doiron, Swell, Thee More Shallows, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and David Grubbs.
Russ and George met at a Magnolia Electric Company gig. Russ recently joined on bass and is a Photographer from Romford, Essex. He has his own band called ‘Russell and the Wolf Choir’.
They have played over 70 gigs in the last 2 years, toured with Julie Doiron.
Their genre-defying literate sound is intense, melodic and darkly comic. Think post punk, alt folk, slowcore and pop combined. Think Karate, Shellac, Codeine and (smog) all rolled into one arty three piece.
As Heard On:
BBC 6music - Tom Robinson
"(smog) on holiday in Shellac" DIS
Time Out London “ramshackle, yet melodic Alt. Folk”
The Line Of Best Fit “a gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee”
The Line Of Best Fit “ intimate and charming”